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't be fixed, what happened is we began construction, mr. yee's complaint came in, stop work order, then we were allowed to proceed and make it a faith condition, the cabinet's not turned on, it's placed there as a temporary fix until you determine the outcome of this appeal. once we either have permission to proceed, we will finish construction and grind down the lip or we will remove the cabinet and put the site back to being just a sidewalk, it's not saying the department can't be fixed, they're saying it can't be fixed until we determine this and decide which way to go, as to your item, we have responsibility and liability to what happens based on our facility being in the right-of-way. there's a discussion about mr. yee wanting to expand his use, allegations of graffiti and trash, as required, at&t removes graffiti within three days of notification, there's a toll free number to call if there's graffiti, should the city have to remove the graffiti, they can xharj the expenses of at&t which goes beyond the city's code, we offered per the mou to mr. yee that we would plant plantings, s
, appeal number 13-019, benny yee versus the department of public work, bureau of street use and mapping, property is multiple locations along 22nd avenue and irving street protesting the issuance on february 12, 2013 to sbc pacific bell engineering, utility excavation permit. permit number 13exc-0820 for hearing today. we will start with the appellant's agent, you have 7 minutes. >> thank you, my name is george lea, i represent benny yee, mr. yee is a s owr and one of the owners of the affected properties. he is a well known community leader, a member of the sunset outer merchant's association and has served on the san francisco redevelopment agency in the city and county for 13 years. there are two issue that is are raised in the appeal, one is one of notice and one is one of -- as to the merits of the matter on the placement of this surface mounted facility or smf and one is tempted to think of the notice issue as simply procedural, but we would urge that it is more than procedural, it is substantive because the appellant as we will find out throughout today, that many others in the a
>> hi. my name is dennis yee. (speaking through interpreter). >> so, you know, usually i have coffee at the corner of irving and the 22nd a lot and i have difficulties in walking and my legs hurt and every time i try to open the door, even to the coffee shop, it's very difficult. if there's anything that, you know, like at&t wish to put a big box in, they could move to other places, not on this corner. thank you. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. (speaking through interpreter). >> so, i use 22nd and irving street corner donut shop a lot and i would like to spend long times and talking to friends over there and, you know, to actually what [inaudible] is not an sfm box over there but we hope that if we can use the sidewalk, some tables and chairs that we can have a street side cafe. thank you. >> does the gentleman care to state his name for the record? >> ky yee yu. >> thank you, next speaker, please. >> commissioners, my name is richard you, i'm a resident at chinatown, benny yee, [inaudible] for of years, it drum up some business for the chinatown shopping, and then he h
. thank you. >> does the gentleman care to state his name for the record? >> ky yee yu. >> thank you, next speaker, please. >> commissioners, my name is richard you, i'm a resident at chinatown, benny yee, [inaudible] for of years, it drum up some business for the chinatown shopping, and then he have -- benny yee have a very high reputation among our chinese all over san francisco, and when they come into the city matters, you know, planning, streets, other activities, he would give his advice, his wife, we respect it and most of the times, it is very useful, and i'm a retired postal worker, but i do not represent the post office. i have lots of guys working in the postal station on 22nd avenue and, you know, the postal worker always have to bring that, you know, mail, that delayed package, so i hope you will place whatever it is from the at&t elsewhere, do not block the people going in and out of the post office. thank you. >> thank you. >> is there any other public comment? please step forward. >> good evening. my name is thai ho, i'm the donut owner and i'm [inaudible] almost every day,
-of-way. there's a discussion about mr. yee wanting to expand his use, allegations of graffiti and trash, as required, at&t removes graffiti within three days of notification, there's a toll free number to call if there's graffiti, should the city have to remove the graffiti, they can xharj the expenses of at&t which goes beyond the city's code, we offered per the mou to mr. yee that we would plant plantings, screening, greening, that offer stands, it's a requirement that we -- something we offered and at the department's request, we will put that in at any location. also just to respond to some things that were raised, mr. yee, we have met with mr. yee, he proposed a few alternate locations, one was at a bus stop, one was near a gas main and one was on top of a hydro main, none were acceptable under the dpw guideline, if the commissioners have any question, i'd be happy to answer any. >> the alternative locations you just mentioned were presented by the appellant, is that not correct? >> correct. >> and did your client, at&t also present alternative locations? >> yes, absolutely. so, w
chiu and norman yee who are introducing amendments today. about two months ago, both sides sat down over a multiple week span and had some encouraging and not so encouraging discussions. nevertheless, important, but given the two sides have not spoke men years, that we had that dialogue. last week alone, i met with the tenants advocates in my office and spoke with them over the weekend as well as met with numerous times ~ with the tic advocates over this weekend, the past few weeks, and even this morning in my office. from the outset and my goal in create thing legislation was three fold. first of all, provide relief for current tic owners who in my mind represent the face of middle income families here in san francisco. we've heard over time that police officers and the teachers that are tic owners, they're being forced to pay interest rates that are currently double the market interest rates here in our is city and across our country. and to provide a path for them for secure ownership here in our city. second of all, to protect tenants in tic buildings. it is very important to su
mar? mar present. supervisor tang? tang present. supervisor wiener? wiener present. supervisor yee? yee present. mr. president, all members are present. >> thank you. ladies and gentlemen, before we do the pledge of allegiance, i'd like to ask that we take a moment to recognize the victims of yesterday's boston marathon tragedy. [moment of silence] >> thank you very much. and ladies and gentlemen, could you please join us in the pledge of allegiance. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands; one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> colleagues, we have our march 12, 2013 board meeting minutes. could i have a motion to approve those minutes? motion by supervisor campos, seconded by supervisor breed. without objection, those meeting minutes are adopted. [gavel] >> madam clerk, do we have any communications? >> there are no communications, mr. president. >> and if you could read our consent agenda. >> items 1 through 14 are considered routine. if a member objects, an item may be removed and
and district 7 sunny side elementary is the participating school and supervisor yee joined us last year for the bicycle to school day and bicycle to school week is coming up. you're more than welcome to come and as part of an education component for general pedestrian safety we do a lot of social campaign, social media campaigns. this is a project implemented along monterey boulevard with friends of monterey boulevard received a minigrant from the health department to paint the street banners in multiple languages along monterey and connect to the school and it's a couple blocks off of monterey so this is an example of what we can do, and there is a grant coming through i believe at the end of this year. it's a joint project. mta is the lead and d dph is participate to do a safety campaign so we can include elements like this and that concludes our presentation. we wanted to tell you this is national public health week and the theme is projecting while on the move and we thank you for conveniently scheduling this hearing to highlight the theme. >> thank you. i mentioned the captain
? wiener present. supervisor yee. yee present. mr. president, all members are present. >> thank you research, madam clerk, ladies and gentlemen, could you please join us in the pledge of allegiance? i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america. and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible with liberty and justice for all. colleagues, we have our march 5th, 2013 board meeting minutes. can i have a motion to approve those minutes? motion by supervisor campos, seconded by supervisor yee. without objection those meeting minutes are approved. [gavel] >> madam clerk, are there any communication? s? >> there are no communications, mr. thv. >> can you read our consent agenda? the consent calendar is considered routine. if a member objects ictiontionth the item may be removed and considered separately. >> colleagues, unless there is any objection, if we could take a roll call vote on items 1 2,, 3. >> supervisor yee. yee aye. supervisor avalos? avalos aye. supervisor breed? breed aye. supervisor campos? campos aye. supervisor chiu? chiu aye. s
. supervisor yee we commend you for the first order of business and address traffic safety issues in the district and we ask you to complete the project and as a result we were told that they are considering the different proposals. we appreciate your leadership. it's important to the community thank you for your time today. >> thank you. >> hello i am marcos wong and i live one block away from an uncontrolled intersection at o shan see and malty drive. malta drive and a major route to 280 and many people have to cross there to reach a bus stop for the 44 line. it's dangerous for three main reasons. one, it's a poorly marked intersection. most drivers are navigating the turns and don't notice the pedestrian warning signs either heading up or down the hill. many drivers also do not see signs because that intersection is poorly lit and sometimes they can't see the pedestrian warning signs. the main problem with that street is that traffic on that street travels at excessive speed from portola to glen park. there is a 1 mile stretch and no stop sign and windy road downhill. cars
. wiener no. supervisor yee? yee no. there are 11 no's. >> the ordinance has failed. [gavel] >> item 26. >> item 26 is a resolution determining the issuance of a type 22 on sale beer and wine premises license located at 54 3 2nd street will serve the public convenience. >> roll call. >> on item 26, supervisor avalos? avalos aye. supervisor breed? breed aye. supervisor campos? campos aye. supervisor chiu? chiu aye. supervisor cohen? cohen aye. supervisor farrell? farrell aye. supervisor kim? kim aye. supervisor mar? mar aye. supervisor tang? tang aye. supervisor wiener? wiener aye. supervisor yee? yee aye. there are 11 ayes. >> the resolution is adopted. [gavel] >> item 27. >> item 27 is a resolution determining that the issuance of a type 21 off-sale general license for fm smokes and wines located at 57 new montgomery street will serve the public convenience. >> can we do this same house same call, colleagues? without objection, this resolution is adopted. [gavel] >> item 28. >> item 28 is a resolution determining that the transfer of the type 21 off-sale general license from 201 leland
. >> supervisor yee. >> so i will be seconding that and i really don't want to repeat what supervisor wiener had said and i pretty much agree with his statements about mandating surveillance cameras. i think again if the owner want to be a good neighbor and help out with the community issues that would be great, but on the issue of mandating i am in agreement with supervisor wiener. >> thanks and thank you to ms. avery for the community outreach and the letters of support as well and good luck to the business. colleagues it sounds like we're unanimous with this and can we approve the motion by supervisor wiener without objection? thank you. mr. evans please call item number four. >> item number four is a hearing to consider the issuance of on sale beer license to cesar ascarrunz for cesar's ballroom located at 820 26th street. >> and do we have a representative from mr. ascarrunz here? >> good morning supervisors. >> good morning. >> i believe you know who i am. the beginning of my entertainment was in north beach and i was the only business at that time for 10 years that i used to do benefits
this meeting. the chair david campos couldn't be here. to my left is norman yee and sitting in is scott wiener. our clerk is derek evans. please give announcements. >> please silent all cell phones and electronic devices and speaker cards should be submitted to the clerk. items today will be on the agenda unless otherwise stated. >> thank you. we're have six items on the agenda. we're going to move quickly one through five so we can get to the hearing on pedestrian safety and chaired by norman yee and another one by supervisor breed as well. mr. evans please call item one. >> item one is consider the issuance of on site liquor license for dion cheng and rachel cheng at 543 2nd street. >> thank you. i believe we have a staff report on this. let me just say that is there a staff report from inspector vancoal or others on this item? >> inspector keller san francisco police department alcohol liaison unit. raichian cheng has filed a application with california alcohol and beverage control seeking type 42 on sale liquor license for 543 2nd street. this location is midblock on second
. >> director. colleagues, do we have any questions and supervisor yee? >> i just wanted to thank mr. ferdon for being here and i do appreciate wanting... and i also am very happy that you reached out to the community and have reached the neighborhood support for this investment for this committee to know that, and i understand that the supervisor in your district has already met with you. yeah. so that is a good thing, i would like to see this move forward. >> thank you, supervisor yee and i do want to echo those comments, and one of the things that we make it clear any time that someone wants to apply for a liquor license is to make sure that when they come to this committee that they have done the out reach to the community, that there is community support and that they have met with the district supervisor. and you have done that and that is a good sign in terms of how you are going to run this business. and we understand also that the district supervisor is supportive of this. so, without any other comments, why don't we open it up to public comment, if there is any member of the public
yee. >> supervisor yee: generally i don't want to butt into people's resolutions but laura is a special i had to say something. the dictates of contributions that she has made to our community is second to none. i know that most of the leaders in our chinese-american community consider her a giant. i want to say that and thank you very much for recognizing her. apl (applause)>> president chiu: and i had to do some of the interns here today, laura's children. she has hundreds of them, back there. thank you very much. apl (applause) >> thank you. good to see all of you here and thank you for those who remember that when we drink water, remember the source. without the presentations for the afternoon are completed. i understand that we have to go back to item 15, already called. supervisor kim? >> supervisor kim: i like to take a motion to rescind the vote so we can rehear the item. my apologies to not keep up my apologies to not keep up with the 130285 [public works code - waiver of temporary street agenda. >> this allows is the establishment of project areas within the isd
. >> weiner? >> absent. >> yee, absent, we have a quorum. >> very good, could you call the next item. >> approval of the minutes of the march 26, 2013 meeting this is an action item. >> any comments or questions on the minutes, we will go to public comment, two minutes and seeing none, for public comment, we will close public comment. >> and item number two, commission avalos? >> aye. >> breed? >> aye. >> campos. >> aye. >> chiu. >> aye. >> cohen aye. >> ferrill. >> aye. >> kim? >> aye. >> mar? >> mar, absent. >> and commissioner tang in >> aye. >> weiner >> aye. >> yee, yee absent. item passes. >> very good. our next item please. >> three, this chair's report this san information item. >> okay, good morning, colleagues, i would like to commend everyone who participated and took part in the nation's first walk to workday. held last friday april 12th and i want to congratulate the individuals and organization to help this become a great event i was not able to participate that day due to a slight family emergency, but it is a great chance to encourage people to walk for all sorts of g
. supervisor mar? mar aye. supervisor tang? tang aye. supervisor wiener? wiener aye. supervisor yee? yee aye. there are 11 ayes. >> the resolution is adopted as amended. madam clerk, could you go to our imperative agenda and do we have any items today? >> we do, mr. president. we have 2013 as the year of the child in san francisco. >> we have a founding as well as the brown act finding -- >> mr. president, mr. president, please excuse my interruption. that was not the imperative item. that was the item -- >> tia margarita. >> yes. it was a resolution declaring 2013 as it a margarita day. in the city and county of san francisco. >> colleagues, we have the resolution described by the clerk purely recommendtry brown act finding. supervisor mar made a resolution to adopt the resolution. second that, seconded by supervisor campos. is there any public comment on this item? seeing none, colleagues, can we take this item same house same call? without objection, this resolution is adopted. [gavel] >> madam clerk, could you read the in memoriams? >> yes, mr. president. today's meeting will be adjourne
francisco an and i leave in san francisco yee's decision and so thank you for being here and supporting us. i want to speak today in support of this buffer zone and i have a personal concern about it my wife was adria n who spoke as she is the dreker. and i have been practicing law for 20 years and i understand the competing values and respect the first amendment rights, but when adrian goes to work every day, i am mindful of what has happened in the past 20 or 30 years at abortion facility and healthcare facilities, across this country including here in california. i am nothing but proud of what she does. but every day she goes to work i am concerned that this could be the day that someone in san francisco does something inappropriate and violent. i think that this buffer zone serves not only to protect the patient's rights which we have heard the people speak about, i think that it is important to note for this record the staff for violence and without that being said. i appreciate that and look forward to the passage of this ordinance, thank you. >> thank you. >> is there any other memb
of mr. yee, mr. benny yee for over 20 years. he is a very responsible landlord. once when i received a notice from -- about the smf and last year on april 19th, i gave the notice to mr. yee and then he did not receive anything before that, so he -- he's hoping to go to the hearing against having the smf there, but obviously he did not get any notice about the hearing. i was very surprised too when in february when i received that humongous -- saw that humongous thing pop up on the street and i was outraged and went to his office and everybody is talking about how those things are blocking people's ways to get in and out of cars. i have a picture, you have a better view of this. >> turn it over so that it's facing you. could you turn it so that you're looking at it. perfect. >> so, do you see that thing? the smf? it's blocking people, how people cannot get in and out of their car, and then do you see that big truck parking there, the post office truck is always in the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening, it's parking there to unload their stuff and this is -- they always have do
. >> >> in san francisco and as supervisor yee noted in the introduction district 7 ranks among the higher districts for the total amount of injuries. it's notable that approximately 15 million annually is seen just at san francisco general for the injuries and 76% of the total cost is paid for with public funding. established risk factors for vehicle collisions with pedestrians include environmental factors and high traffic flow and higher pedestrian activity and higher speeds and vehicle design and crossing of facilities and lighting. it's also depended on youths and seniors and cell phone use and safety rules and on this slide is a statistic that i think really elegantly illustrates the importance of speed and for any individual collision your likelihood of dying is six times that at 30 miles per hour than 20 miles per hour thus how do we prevent pedestrian fatalities and severe injurys in san francisco and focusing on reducing speeds is imperative. also the map illustrates aggregate pedestrian injuries and this is a way to look at the patterns and the northeast and also that pattern
senator yee's office and assemblyman tang's office and your office to talk about improvements that are needed. we laud what is going on with the proposed proves on sloat however we feel that one of the intersections that is left in the dust is that is everglade and slope. the improvements suggested there are bowel bolts and there is a stopping there and traveled heavily and we would like to see something morn that. it is our understanding there is a meeting in the mayor's office yesterday that was well represented by caltrans public works. mta and your office and supervisor tang's office to talk about various improvements such as a count down pedestrian and on demand light. we would like to see that considered for everglade and slope. in closing i want to remind you this is a neighborhood street and not just a state highway. that is one of the big issues that we've had. the state has been benignly neglectful of slope and we would like to see the city take a more active role if they can and in fact if the state would relinquish that part to the city as a city street i thi
is closed. supervisor yee. >> i just want to say real quickly i will be supporting this -- >> are you biases a little bit here. >> a little bias. yes, i remember the club cesar's on mission, and it would be great if we have a few more venues for latin salsa type dancing since i seem to go to every one of them and it's nice to have another venue, and if that's type -- to be truthful if it's that type of venue i never seen alcohol consumption as a primary motivation for people to go to these places so i'm going to be supportive. >> thank you. and for those in the audience that don't know i hear a really expert salsa dancer here, so colleagues it sounds like there is support for this. supervisor wiener. >> thank you. i'm not an expert salsa dancer but it sounds like a great venue and i am very supportive of the license. i do have a problem with condition number nine. again mandating that they place surveillance camera and monitor it at all times and keep the surveillance for 30 days, produce it upon demand to the police department without even a warrant without policy discussion ab
if you'd like to make a comment. >>> good afternoon, supervisors yee, cohen, and breed. may i give these to the clerk? i have some letters of recommendation. thank you. i am here asking to be reappointed as child advocate, seat number 7, on the pedestrian safety advisory committee. i feel i am well qualified. i have taught in san francisco public schools for 37 years. i have been retired since 2004. and i have served prior to serving as child advocate as a district 7 representative. i have many ideas that i would like to see put into action on this committee. i worked with the pedestrian safety task force that worked to lower the driving speeds going to and from public school. we have done this at 150 public elementary schools to make it safer for youngsters to get to and from schools. and so that they will be more likely to walk to school if possible. i'm also trying to bring a program called the bicycle ambassador program to the city that i think would make it safer for pedestrians. ~ i live in district 7 and recently a couple walking across the street on vicente, west portal wa
in getting us to where we are today. as supervisors yee and farrell alluded to, i will be introducing amendments to the proposed bypass legislation. and i want to take a moment first to thank the many tenant organizations that have worked with my office and our supervisors on this from the san francisco tenants union to the affordable housing alliance, ccdc, to the housing rights committee, the tenderloin housing clinic, just cause, and many other organizations that have been passionate on this topic and have really helped to shape i think many of our thinking on it. i also want to take a moment and thank supervisor farrell for his leadership as well as the tic owners and representatives at the real estate community. i believe that they have worked in good faith in the discussions that we've had in recent weeks and i do look forward to the discussion we'll have today as well as in the coming weeks on this. and i want to also thank supervisor yee for the work that he and his staff had done with my aide judson true and i to move this forward and i also should thank our city attorney joh
] and supervisor norman yee, please vote no on any amendment, and do not send this to the full board. thank you. ~ supervisor jane kim. >> thank you. the next speaker, i have one more card and i'm sorry i cannot read your name. but you know who you are. you can come on up. go ahead, sir. >>> hello, supervisors. i am a minority here because i am a property owner and i'm also a landlord. i just wanted to say that i'm happy to be a landlord. i do appreciate the hardships the tenants have under these circumstances, but hardships are not only for tenants. property owners can also have their own hardships. right now i'm very happy to be a landlord, and this legislation does not really even affect me, but there is one day i would perhaps want to get out of the business of being a landlord. it's not always the easiest thing. and i just feel that people that own property should have a little bit of say so of what they do with their property. and not have the city of san francisco dictate everything that they can do and not do with property. again, i appreciate the hardships that happen with tenants. i w
. supervisor tang? tang aye. supervisor wiener? wiener aye. supervisor yee? yee aye. there are 10 aye. >> the motion is approved. [gavel] >> and we'stion, it's right before 2:30. i wanted to see if supervisors avalos and yee have special commend asianvs. i was wondering if your folks were here or if we should go to roll call. supervisor avalos? yours is here? why don't we, colleagues, if we can, without objection, move into our 2:30 special order so we can start acknowledging the folk that our colleagues would like to commend today. like to start with supervisor avalos. >> great, thank you, president chiu. would like to call up [speaker not understood] to our podium. so, this is national library week and i'm a big library fan. my family spends a lot of time at the library and i want to honor a special person who works at the oceanview branch library in district 11. and i'll start off in general, i'm very happy to join libraries in schools, campuses, communities, nationwide in celebrating national library week, a time to highlight the value of libraries librarians and librarian workers
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